Freshly Picked Recipes!

Freshly Picked Recipes!

Whether your garden is providing a plethora of produce or you pop by the local farmers market or Co-op to procure some, it’s fun to find new and fresh ways to use up the bounty available to us in late summer. Here are some freshly picked recipes to help you savor the flavors of summer.

Garden Vegetable Saute – This tempeh, zucchini and tomato saute is packed with flavor, fiber, and a lot of other goodness.

Garden Vegetable Bake – Fresh local produce and the super grain, quinoa, star in this hearty dish.

Kale Walnut Pesto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes – No need to wait until summer’s basil bounty to make pesto—you can enjoy a flavorful kale pesto any time of the year. Valued as much for its taste and texture as its nutrients, this kale pesto is simple and robust and is delicious tossed with pasta or as a sauce for pizza or a crostini. This is also an excellent use for extra kale from the garden or CSA share—and it freezes well to boot.

Grilled Veggies with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette – Topped with a paprika, fresh basil and Dijon vinaigrette, this grilled veggie salad is bursting with flavor.

Summer Vegetable Quiche – This tasty basic quiche recipe can be easily adapted with your choice of in-season and local ingredients.

Calabacitas – Wrap simple and tasty calabacitas (sautéed zucchini, corn, tomatoes and green chilies) in tortillas or serve as a side.
Beet Salad – Roasted beets are delightful, sweet but very earthy and aromatic—delicious in this side salad.
Marinated Greek Cucumber Salad – This cool, crunchy, brightly flavored salad is delicious as a side for grilled meats or a topping for falafel in a pita.
Mediterranean Cucumber Tomato Salad – This simple, refreshing salad is perfect for picnics or any summer meal.
Santa Fe Black Bean Salad – A cumin, cilantro and lime dressing gives this easy salad a distinctly Southwestern flavor.